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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1963,0420,0.3

  • Description

    Woodblock print. Sumo. The wrestler Shaka-ga-hata dangling small girl from one finger.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1760-1780 (circa;floruit)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Comment

        Koryusai, Isoda
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    6 November 1998

    Treatment proposal

    Demount, repair, inlay, remount.

    Condition

    Verso edges adhered to backboard of old mount with long paper hinges. Paper very discoloured, thin and brittle. Many horizontal creases. Lined.

    Treatment details

    Demounted dry and removed paper hinges with moisture. As the lining was not supporting the creases it was decided to remove it with moisture. The creases were supported with toned Mino adhered with Methyl Cellulose (Culminol). Repaired one small hole bottom right with Hosho adhered with Methyl Cellulose (Culminol) and retouched with watercolours. Relaxed on Goretex and placed between blotting paper under a board with weights. Inlaid with Mino 2.8. Mounted in Hashira acid free board by MT3.

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  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1963

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1963,0420,0.3


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